As an independent authority, FINMA must act in the public interest. The majority of FINMA’s actions are documented clearly, rendering its decision-making transparent. FINMA’s Board of Directors has issued guidelines and policies on communication, enforcement and regulation.
To ensure transparency of the regulation process and appropriate involvement of all stakeholders, FINMA has issued guidelines on financial market regulation. These guidelines stipulate that interested parties must be informed regularly and in good time about regulatory projects which are planned or pending. In addition, FINMA opens up draft regulations and explanatory reports for public consultation, giving all stakeholders the opportunity to express their views.